For this Vikings fan, Sunday's playoff game could repair wounds festering since 1970s

For this Vikings fan, Sunday's playoff game could repair wounds festering since 1970s

The Vikings have a shot at being the first NFL team to have home-field advantage for the Super Bowl. But for the team's fans, there's a lot more at stake than football.

For Thanksgiving sides, this Minnesotan turns to heavenly (and hilarious) church lady cookbooks

November 22, 2017
For Thanksgiving sides, this Minnesotan turns to heavenly (and hilarious) church lady cookbooks
My growing collection offers a glimpse into the past, with recipes for Creamed Green Beans and Snappy Tomatoes.

For this homegrown Minnesotan, digital newspaper archives mean binge-reading on family history

November 2, 2017
For this homegrown Minnesotan, digital newspaper archives mean binge-reading on family history
Digital newspaper archives reveal tragedies, triumphs and a sweet story about Grandma.
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December 22, 2017

Newcomer gets her first whiff of a Minnesota holiday tradition

I was a young reporter assigned to cover the local lutefisk dinner. What could possibly go wrong?
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October 18, 2017

Thirty years at Uptown Y: 'The first and only gym I've ever joined'

That cinder-block building has remained a constant in my life.
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September 27, 2017

An injured distance runner reinvents her Twin Cities Marathon tradition

I used to be that runner — someone who squeezed in a run nearly every day to take a break from the rest of life and feel the outdoors. I long for those days.
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September 5, 2017

Gig economy is terrifying – and totally worth it for this Minnesota freelancer

A freelancer weighs the pros and cons of the fast-growing self-employment sector.
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August 28, 2017

I'm a baby boomer lost in the millennial world of a co-working office space

What a 60-year-old learned when she rented a desk at a Minneapolis co-working office for freelancers, start-ups and other entrepreneurs.
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June 27, 2017
The Glensheen mansion in Duluth, seen in 2007.

An author's 40-year fascination (and theory) about Congdon murders

Double homicide case became a career-long quest for this Twin Cities reporter and writer.
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May 22, 2017

I divorced my husband but forged a lasting bond with his ex-wife

At first I assumed the worst about her. But she proved herself an ally and true friend.